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  • Healing/Peeling
    Thanks for explanation, the shop is not dirty its the best one in my city, and really expensive. I paid almost $100 for this really small tattoo. But your explanation does make a lot of sense, I just thought its what everyone does. I cant wait for it to flake off :P Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Getting a foreign Letter tattoo
    The artist will likely stencil it on as mentioned. Tip for you though, check to make sure it's reading properly before they start. They likely won't know Amharic so they won't recognize something missing or backwards or any number of things. They're not translators so don't expect them to catch inconsistencies. That will be your job before they start. Enjoy getting your first tattoo!

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    Getting a foreign Letter tattoo
    So I still have not gotten my first tattoo yet, and I am planning on getting it in about a week, my first two are going to be a lion on my forearm and my grandmothers name. However, her name is not in English it is in Amharic (Ethiopian), I have the letter that I want tattooed but I was wondering if there is anything that I need to know about getting a foreign tattoo, Do artists charge more? is it more difficult for them to do? etc. the picture below is what the letters look like. P.S sorry for the dumb questions I'm new to this scene.
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    Price Range for this Tattoo
    Hey I'm planning on getting my first tattoo in about a week or 2 and I was wondering how much money I should be expecting to spend on this tattoo. I am planning on getting it on my upper forearm, and it will only be about 4.5 to 5 inches on my inner forearm  
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    Opinion Of Artist?
    Hello I am yet to get a tattoo but definitely know who i will get it done by! There is an artist pretty close to me called Dave Swambo: https://www.instagram.com/daveswambo/ Wondering if anybody has had a tattoo done by him? or i'm just looking for overall opinions of his work?  Thanks
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    Hello All - New Here from T.O - Advice?
    Hi all, new here and want to say that I just found this site and love it.  I have 3 tattoos currently and looking to get more and bigger pieces added from a different artist   I know there are a lot of good options in Toronto but wanted to make sure I chose the right one.  If anyone could provide any feedback on this artist that would be much appreciated.  https://www.instagram.com/revmatt73 Thanks!!!

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